Well hello everyone! Long time no see! Dust off the bar and pour yourself a good one while I explain the situation to you.
Right, to get this first part out of the way, the Forum Wars Mod is dead. Yep, you read that right. Dead. I failed to find the necessary staff to work on it, which [combined with the fact that the few staff remaining were very busy] meant nothing was getting done. I wish the staff all the best and I apologise sincerely for my failings.
HOWEVER, don't un-follow yet. For, you see, the mod is undergoing some form of reincarnation. I have taken over it as a personal project, a hobby if you will. I aim to do as much of the mod as I physically can [currently, basic modelling, sound, story arcs, new misc features and some coding. This might grow, however]. Don't be fooled...this isn't going to be a full time job. It won't even be part time. This will be just a few spontaneous hours per week where I turn up the volume, play the soundtrack I've made so far, and knuckle down.
IF I reach a point where I have done all I can, or somewhere near it, I shall then ask the help of someone else who can work more on it [EG a better modeller, a top-quality coder or a graphics guy] and they can contribute all they can to the mod. In the distant future, it is possible the mod may be finished. But this will not be soon! This will be years in the future, when FoC is no longer played by anyone.
SO...why follow still? You should still follow if you are curious about the story. I have decided to post [as I write them for the mod] the story arcs, campaigns, events...basically the essence of Forum Wars. Also, you will see irregular updates of models. These will be basic + blocky by today's standards as I lack the skill to make detailed models. They will be approximately the skill of unmodded FoC models, but since they will lack skins they won't be pretty. These will purely be to guide a more professional modeller and to supplement the stories. Lastly, but definitely not least, you should watch for a change of platform. You will notice that all my skills are transferable to ANY GAME. That means, if in the future I feel I am ready and a good enough game has emerged, I could transfer to a more modern game!
I have cleaned up the media section, and now all that remains is what I have and still intend to put in the mod. Check out what is left, you might be surprised!
s-t-n, signing out.
Don't forget that alot of modellers are happy to let people use their work if it's properly credited, the ST:HW2 mod wouldn't have gotten off the ground without community models!
Yes, I have a lot of community models and have used them whenever possible...however, I have reached the point where its the custom units that were whipped up by people's crazy imaginations which need modelling.
If you need any kind of help you can ask me and I'll see what I can do. FW is dying now and I think generating interest in the mod might help get us back up and running. I can model a little, and by the sound of it you don't need only high-quality models. (I'm not horrible, but im not the greatest ever)
This could also give me a chance to sneak the SRI into there, seeing as I'm not a very major faction i could just take the form of a small neutral group. Or if you're generous, a playable faction. I have enough units.
Sorry, but I think you got the basis of the mod wrong. The mod, as it is currently being worked on, is Era 1. This was a 3-faction war comprising the Chaos Empire, The Alliance and the Solar Empire. There will also be an expansion pack [The Neurosuit Crisis], which is optional. This would severely unbalance the game, much like how FoC unbalanced EaW...but be very fun.
In the absolute best of circumstances, 2 more era's would be made. Era 2 [Republic of Free Systems, Solar Empire, Coalition of Free Planet] and Era 3 [Republic of Free Systems, Coalition of Free Planets, United Colonies]. Expansion packs for these are also possible.
Even with all this work, we are still several years FW time away from your faction. If you still want to help, I will evaluate your skills on MSN. Check UEAW for my address.